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hurry up and wait

At 0825 hours, 5 September, the take-off was started.  The rendezvousing of the eighty-tow (82) transports required forty-five (45) minutes.  When all elements were in formation, the flight to the drop area was started.


"the coordination of a hundred odd transports with fighter escorts and bomber support, the biggest air armada yet assembled in the SWPA, takes patience."


Photograph Courtesy of Daniel MacRaild - Presentation and Retouched Image 2008 All Rights Reserved - Corregidor Historic Society & 503d PRCT Heritage Bn